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ME 326 -Thermodynamics - Fall 2005 Unique #17330-17355
Instructor: Dr. Philip S. Schmidt, ETC 7.142B, firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: M, T & F 9-10 and by appointment TA consulting hours : Tues., 2-4 PM and Wed. 12-2 PM, ETC 7.107 Class Meeting Times/Locations: Section Lecture 17330 MWF 2-3, ETC 2.108 17335 MWF 2-3, ETC 2.108 17340 MWF 2-3, ETC 2.108 17345 MWF 3-4, CPE 2.214 17350 MWF 3-4, CPE 2.214 17355 MWF 3-4, CPE 2.214 Discussion W 3-4, ETC 2.102 W 3-4, ETC 2.114 W 3-4, WRW 113 W 4-5, ESB 133 W 4-5, ETC 2.114 W 4-5, ETC 2.132 Teaching Assistant Michael Pettes Adrianus Hitijahubessy James Sung James Sung Adrianus Hitijahubessy Michael Pettes
Course web site: http://www.me.utexas.edu/~me326/schmidt Course Description: ME 326 is an introduction to the fundamentals of engineering thermodynamics. Topics include thermodynamic properties of materials, energy balance (First Law) analysis of devices and systems, reversibility and irreversibility, application of Second Law (entropy generation) principles to devices and systems, and analysis of common thermodynamic cycles. Homework, quizzes, and exams: Weekly homework assignments will be due at the beginning of each Wednesday discussion section and will be graded based on demonstrated level of effort. A short homework quiz based on the week's assignment will be given at the beginning of each discussion period. Exams will include two mid-terms, given at approximately 5-week intervals ,and a comprehensive final exam. Class participation and attendance: Students are expected to attend and participate in every lecture and discussion section. Attendance will be taken at random intervals in lecture and at every discussion period, and this data will be a factor in determining the overall course grade as indicated below. Grading: Homework & homework quizzes 15 % Class participation 5% Midterm Exams (2) Final exam 50 % 30 %
Course prerequisites: Ch301, M408D, Phy303K with grades of C or better. Text and web resources: Thermodynamics: An Integrated Learning System, Schmidt, Ezekoye, Howell, and Baker, John Wiley and Sons, 2005. Available at University Coop (10% discount) and online book dealers. Access to ThermoNet, an extensive web-based learning resource, is provided with the purchase of the textbook. Observance of University policies: Standard University policies relating to accommodation for students with disabilities and to scholastic dishonesty will be followed in this course. Information regarding these policies may be found in the General Information Bulletin.
Rev. 9/16/05 Expected incoming knowledge, skills and abilities: Students having passed the course prerequisites listed above should have a sound base of theoretical knowledge in the fundamentals of calculus, physics, and chemistry required for this course. Expected outgoing knowledge, skills and abilities : Students successfully completing the course will have a mastery of thermodynamic concepts and principles and the ability to apply these to engineering problems. It is expected that students' ability to systematically analyze complex engineering systems will be substantially enhanced. Impact on subsequent courses in the curriculum: Successful completion of ME326 will prepare students for further courses in the Thermal Fluid Systems area, specifically ME330Fluid Mechanics, ME130L-Fluid Mechanics Lab, ME339-Heat Transfer, ME139L-Heat Transfer Lab, and ME343-Thermal Fluid Systems. ME326 is a C-prerequisite course for all of these. ABET EC2000 PROGRAM OUTCOMES ACHIEVED: This course contributes to the following ME Program Outcomes. Priorities (P) assigned to each
outcome are: 1=high priority (significant work devoted to this outcome), 2-moderate priority (some work devoted to this outcome), 3=low priority (little or no work devoted to this outcome) Outcome
1. Knowledge of and ability to apply engineering and science fundamentals to real problems. 2. Ability to formulate and solve open-ended problems. 3. Ability to design mechanical components, systems, and processes. 4. Ability to set up and conduct experiments, and to present the results in a professional manner. 5. Ability to use modern computer tools in mechanical engineering.
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6. Ability to communicate in written, oral and graphical forms. 7. Ability to work in teams and apply interpersonal skills in engineering contexts. 8. Ability and desire to lay a foundation for continued learning beyond the baccalaureate degree. 9. Awareness of professional issues in engineering practice, including ethical responsibility, safety, the creative enterprise, and loyalty and commitment to the profession. 10. Awareness of contemporary issues in engineering prac...